| PSC Welcomes GSA Schedule Consolidation Plan
Arlington, Va. (Nov. 27, 2018)
—The Professional Services Council (PSC) today welcomed the General Services Administration’s (GSA) plan to consolidate the agency’s 24 Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) into one single schedule for products, services and solutions.
“This migration to a single schedule is a logical evolution for GSA, and it is good news for both vendors and agencies that have had to navigate through complicated scopes of work and periods of performance,” said PSC executive vice president and counsel Alan Chvotkin. “There may be some bumps along the road, but when this process is complete, it should be a win-win for government and industry and make for a more efficient federal acquisition experience.”
The intent of this plan, announced by GSA today
, is to increase consistency and reduce duplication in the roughly $31 billion worth of goods and services purchased annually through the MAS program. The transition will occur over a 24-month period.
“PSC has long advocated for a consolidated agency schedule and we look forward to working with GSA during the implementation, just as we did when the professional services schedule was consolidated in 2015,” Chvotkin continued. “I compliment GSA Administrator Emily Murphy and GSA FAS Commissioner Alan Thomas for providing the leadership to kick this initiative off.”
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